Evie is a bonafide nerd and a hyper-intelligent chick who has worked her whole life to get what she wants. Growing up, she had no support from her family and has only ever been able to rely on herself. So when Evie decides she wants to earn her engineering degree, she realizes she needs to take an alternative path to get there. She takes a job dancing at Smithie’s club thinking this would be a quick side gig, where she can make the money she needs. But with her lack of dancing skills and an alpha bad boy who becomes overly protective, Evie realizes this might not be as easy as she thought.
Daniel “Mag” Magnusson knows a thing or two about pain, but the mask he wears is excellent. No one can tell that this good-looking, quick-witted, and roguish guy has deep-seated issues. Mag puts on a funny-guy routine so he can hide his broken heart and PTSD. But when Evie dances her way into Mag’s life, he realizes that he needs to come face-to-face with the demons of his past if he wants a future with her.
Titles in the Dream Team series include — Dream Maker – Dream Chaser (December 2020) –
There is a connection with the Rock Chicks series and the Dream Man series in Dream Team – you’ll run into lots of old friends from both series.
Title: Dream Maker
Series: Dream Team #1
Author: Kristen Ashley
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: May 26, 2020
Publisher: Forever (Grand Central Publishing)
My Rating: 5 stars
I don’t think there has been any series by Kristen Ashley that I anticipated more or even longed for more than this one, her newest, Dream Team series. Why? This Rock Chick has been in love with the Rock Chick series and the Dream Man series for so long now that they are all like members of my family. (yes, I do re-reads on these series a lot!) So, not gonna lie or mislead you – I’ve been wanting this series, this combination for a long time and I am over the moon happy, ecstatic with what was delivered in Dream Maker. (I would have been frank if it hadn’t been worth those 5 stars because being real is important to me in reviews… but it certainly hit every single button for a great read for me)
Since I don’t do spoilers most of what you’d need to know to pick up Dream Maker, as a new reader or a dedicated fan of these series, can be found in the Cover Description. What you won’t get from there are the emotional connections you’ll make with Evie and Mag. They are both wounded in some ways, for different reasons. You will despise Evie’s family for their cluelessness, their knowledge of what they’re doing and asking of her, and because she loves them, they’re her family she’ll go to bat for them. For the pain they put her through for their selfishness you will feel for Evie. Mag’s wounds come from a different place but are no less deep and real. Watching them dance around each other, banter, fight, trust, and fall in love was one of the most enjoyable experiences. I liked them both. Yes, Evie can get a bit snappy, and Mag a bit overprotective – but they are relatable, believable and it shows.
There are vile villains to loathe, friendships to form, action-packed moments, old friends to catch up with, that unique only women/only men group friendships that define both the Rock Chick and the Dream Man series, and sexy times to swoon over. Just about everything I love in a Romance with touches of Suspense, Comedy, and pure sexiness. I had a blast with Dream Maker, and will have to wait until December for Dream Chaser – but, it will be worth the wait, I’ve got no doubts on that.
I highly recommend this beginning to the new series. I was approved for an e-ARC from Forever and then went out on release day to purchase my own for my library – if that doesn’t say I totally loved and adored Dream Maker I don’t know what else would.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from Forever (Grand Central Publishing) via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.* – **I also purchased my own copy**
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